Divergent is set to be the next big Young Adult book-to-move franchise and as such it's starting to draw comparisons to The Hunger Games.
They DO have a lot in common. Both books center aroud a complex female heroine. They both take place in a dystopian future and they both use very similar imagery. There's the flaming mockingjay and the flaming Divergent logo, and there's also the latest promo images for Catching Fire and Divergent, featuring their heroine close to the edge.
While the picture of Katniss isn't a scene from the film, it shows her on the edge of a cliff, both triumphant and alone. The image from the Divergent movie is from a scene in the book, in which the main character Tris, is making a harrowing leap.
It's not surprising that there's something of a cross-over. It would seem that the fan-base for both books and movies is much the same. However filmmakers are reluctant for Divergent to be compared to The Hunger Games. Shailene Woodley, who plays Tris dismisses any comparisons between the two in a recent chat with EW
She says Tris is no Katniss:
“What I like about Tris is that she isn't perfect. She's not a superhero-she's not Katniss. She doesn't know how to shoot a bow and arrow, she's not a badass by nature. And I really responded to her and Four's relationship. It's authentic and human and genuine.”
So what do you think? Is it inevitable that the two books / movies will be compared? Are you a fan of both? Does it bother you that comparisons are made? Let us know in the comments below.